5 Reasons Why Rabbits Make Great Pets

| August 12, 2022

At some point, you’ve probably been asked if you’re a cat or dog person – but rabbits make wonderful pets as well. They’re social, outgoing, loving, and the bond between rabbits and their pet parents is like no other. 

If you’re considering making room in your home and heart for a new pet, a rabbit (or two!) might be your perfect match.  

They’re social

Rabbits are sweet, smart, and social, and can form deep connections with their humans. They will make you smile when you’re down, they will listen when you need to talk, and they’ll snuggle you when you need a friend.  Who knows? You may even get a few kisses!  

Rabbits also enjoy the company of other rabbits. They can be housed in same sex pairs, or with the opposite sex if they are spayed or neutered and have had proper introductions and get along.  We have bonded pairs of rabbits looking for their forever home if you’d like to bring home two! 

They can be litter box trained

Cats aren’t the only pets who can use a litter box! Rabbits are very smart and naturally clean and tidy. They usually choose one specific corner to use the bathroom. Because of this, they can be encouraged to use a litter box using positive reinforcement. 

They’re herbivores 

A rabbit’s diet consists mainly of Timothy hay, fresh vegetables, and pellets. As a treat, rabbits can enjoy a small serving of fruit a couple times a week.  

Their schedule matches yours

Rabbits are crepuscular, which means they are active in the mornings and evenings and prefer to take things easy during the day.  

They love to play 

Just search “funny rabbit” or “rabbit binky” on YouTube and you’ll see exactly what we mean. Rabbits are fascinating, active animals and are so much fun to play with.  You’ll have so much fun watching your new bunbun naw, hop, dig, groom, and explore everything they can.   

We have rabbits!

Meet some of our adorable, fluffy, and fun bunnies that are looking for their forever home. Plus, adopt a rabbit during the month of August to receive 50% off the adoption fee – that means you can bring home a bonded pair of bunnies for $40!  

Romeo and Juliet – Sweet and social and oh-so fabulous with their clean fur and piercing blue eyes, these two love buns are looking for a forever home together. When they are not exercising in a larger area, they are flopped together or cleaning each other. 

Shiitake and Agedashi – These two love cardboard boxes and soft plushies. They’ll snuggle up for a bunny nap, and then wake up and tear the boxes apart. You will often find these two exploring their area, playing with each other, and cuddling together.

Kitty and Tessa – These almost identical sisters are looking for a forever home together. They love to spend a lot of time out of their enclosure seeing who can do the most binkies! They follow each other everywhere and are truly the sweetest pair. They love to run through tunnels, chew on applewood sticks and groom each other.

Remember, bringing home a rabbit, like any other pet, is a lifetime commitment. Always do your research before bringing home an animal, especially if you’re a first-time pet parent. If you’d like to adopt a rabbit or would like to learn more about taking care of a rabbit, visit us at 11 River Street to speak to an Adoption Agent.